Howard Shore

Canadian film score composer (born 1946)

Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is a Canadian composer. He is known for his movie scores.[1]

Howard Shore
Shore in May 2013
Background information
Birth nameHoward Leslie Shore
Born (1946-10-18) October 18, 1946 (age 77)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresClassical, orchestral, film scores
Occupation(s)composer, orchestrator, conductor, music producer
InstrumentsSaxophone, Organ, Flute
Years active1978–present

He has composed the scores for over 80 movies, mostly known for the scores for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies.

Shore has also composed a few concert works including one opera, The Fly, based on the plot of David Cronenberg's 1986 movie premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris on July 2, 2008,[2] a short piece Fanfare for the Wanamaker Organ and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and a short overture for the Swiss 21st Century Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to his three Academy Award wins, Shore has also won three Golden Globe Awards and four Grammy Awards.

Influences change

Shore stated composers like Elmer Bernstein, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry, John Williams, Alfred Newman, Bernard Herrmann, Michel Legrand, Lalo Schifrin, Oliver Wallace, Buddy Baker, Leonard Bernstein and Maurice Jarre as influences.

References change

  1. Handy, Bruce 'Lord of the Rings' Composer Howard Shore Talks Hobbits, His Start on 'SNL' and Working With Martin Scorsese Billboard. February 25, 2015
  2. "The Fly The Opera". The Fly The Opera. Archived from the original on August 18, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2012.